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Squidoo Benefits – why it is worth setting up a lens or two

Squidooo is just one of the many new innovative web 2.0 methods to get some extra traffic to your web pages.

But you need to understand how Squidoo can help. It may appear on the surface you are just helping Squidoo but it really helps you too… There are benefits.

Andrew wrote with concerns about Squidoo.

In case you didn’t get my email, I created a squidoo page… However, I’m a little unsure as to where to go from there… and really, what’s the big deal? My Squidoo page presently has a Pagerank 0…am I supposed to build that up? And if I do, all I can see is Squidoo picking up adsense…what’s really the benefit for me?

First off – squidoo has juice – power – clout with Goo – their pages will rank very easily on top for things that you do not even try to rank for – that is – if you have words on your page – THAT can send you traffic you may not have gotten otherwise.

IF you link to their pages a few times you’ll boost the chance that page will rank top ten. It’s far easier to rank top ten with their page than to start a brand new site and get top ten. Why not have their page and YOUR page in the top ten???

Squidoo is a great place to get free RELEVANT on topic links pointing at your article pages. That’s a great opprtunity for you. That’s the secret… relevant links from relevant pages…

Second – if you link to your web sites or better yet RELEVANT article web pages – you’ll get a boost from having a juicy relevant link with the text you’re going after rankings

THIRD – squidoo is exposure – it helps establish you as an expert (if you want that) and lends credibility to yor business – LASTLY – if you want – you can donate the adsense or other earnings from your lens to charity or take apercentage for yourself. They give you part of what the lens earns.

Squidoo is just one of many things you can do to improve the traffic you get. It’s not a mandatory thing but the whole point of web 2.0 is offering value and getting your FANS to help you spread the word. If Squidoo brings you fans it may be worth the time it takes to create a page there and link it in a few places.

Mike Liebner

36 Comments »

  1. “Andrew” here. Thanks for the post Mike…and if I may, I’d like to clarify a couple without being SPAMMY. Please feel free to edit or delete this if that is so!

    I’m using Squidoo as a test to promote a product Xango

    http://www.squidoo.com/xangoblog/

    (Mike generously voted the page 5 stars)…and I now have my Squidoo link on my “Andrew’s other sites” on every page of my Xango blog http://mistermangosteen.blogspot.com/ + a Xango affiliate link after every post.

    Would it be better to swap them around…and have the Squidoo link after every post instead? Would that add “juice”

    Also, what about the idea of using the Squidoo link on any articles I write about Xango?

    Is it counter-prductive to put a dot.com name on a Squidoo page?

    Comments? thoughts?

    Andrew

    Comment by the777group — April 27, 2007 @ 2:42 am

  2. Well, with that overwhelming response…I thought I’d add a bit more.

    I’ve spent the last couple of days developing the Squidoo page…and discovered something very interesting.

    Today, just a few days after launching my Squidoo lens, I’m #1 for “Xango Squidoo” on Google. Now I realise this isn’t a popular keyword…but the #2 spot…is now ranking on page 4 for “Xango”…which is much more competitive.

    (It’s got an RSS feed which may be helping)

    In a couple of days I’m going post my Xango Squidoo page on the AU blogs…and with those links…they might be able to pull my Squidoo lens into “Xango” search contention.

    After AU, I’ll do a few network marketing articles and see what happens.

    ADG

    Comment by the777group — April 30, 2007 @ 10:50 pm

  3. Exciting news:

    With just Squidoo internal promotion…I’ve entered Google’s main index, fast!

    Extra, Extra: Read all about it…

    http://mistermangosteen.blogspot.com/2007/05/squidoo-2.html

    Comment by the777group — May 1, 2007 @ 7:47 pm

  4. Andrew here again…

    Disaster!

    http://mistermangosteen.blogspot.com/2007/05/squidoo-3.html

    ADG

    Comment by the777group — May 1, 2007 @ 9:22 pm

  5. Continuing my thread for one, this is the end of Squidoo Phase 1 and I’m very pleased, as is Google. Read all about it!

    http://mistermangosteen.blogspot.com/

    Comment by the777group — May 4, 2007 @ 4:26 pm

  6. I lied in the previous post. This is the final installment in Squidoo Phase 1, with some interesting figures.

    http://mistermangosteen.blogspot.com/2007/05/squidoo-6.html

    ADG

    Comment by the777group — May 7, 2007 @ 7:07 pm

  7. Don’t use squidoo.com. I wrote several lenses and followed all the rules. Then after a few months, I noticed that they nofollowed my links AND gave them to my competitors! So after spending the time writing an article, my competitor gets the benefit, not me.

    Comment by Curt Gutierrez — July 16, 2009 @ 10:02 am

  8. Nice article, Keep up the great work!
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    Comment by Kenny W. — July 26, 2009 @ 4:12 am

  9. Squidoo is very cool.
    After use squidoo my site is number one on google.
    great!

    Comment by Acne — August 4, 2009 @ 4:47 am

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    Comment by John h — November 17, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

  13. Hi.. Just found your page while searching for Squidoo marketing ideas. What do you think about this? My first lens is set up for someone new to personal training and looking for a PT. My second page I’m setting up I think should be for my present clients, who are not interested in my “sales pitch” but are more interested in news, tips and fitness info. Is that a good plan?

    Comment by Larry — December 7, 2009 @ 9:32 am

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    Comment by Dennis — December 11, 2009 @ 5:46 pm

  15. Wow – thanks for sharing info with some depth from the standpoint of an average joe. I have to admit I still haven’t figured out the adsense part – I’m just starting out but I feel like I am exactly where you started. I wanted to try some googlepages but they put an end to that. :( I’m still hopeful though. Thank you again. People like you make all the frustration a little easier to take. Best Wishes to you as well!

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    Comment by Erin — December 30, 2009 @ 9:27 pm

  16. I’m just getting started on this whole web promotion thing so I’m a little late to the game. But, thanks for the info on Squidoo. I’ll start an account today and see if it helps. Thanks again Mike.

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  21. my squidoo webpages are mostly related to travel and living, next week i’ll make another one.:.

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  30. I always thought Squidoo would help. I just never took the time to do it. This is just what I needed to get me to do it. Thanks.

    Comment by Amy — August 5, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

  31. The reason Squidoo pages often ranked higher than your own website for the same keyword search terms is that the Squidoo domain has millions of pages, millions of backlinks pointing to it, and is 8 years old (as of Aug 2011). However, the pages that get good traffic in Squidoo follow the same rules as getting good traffic outside of Squidoo – you have to write about a topic that has lots of traffic and low competition.

    Then Squidoo shares Adsense revenue with you (Top 85,000 Squidoo pages earn ad revenue), and ALL squidoo pages get commissions on any Amazon, Ebay, Zazzle, or Cafepress items sold from your Squidoo page.

    If nothing else, set up a Squidoo page just to get 4.25% commissions on products YOU BUY for yourself from eBay. I explain this on my Squidoo page here: How to Get PAID for your ebay purchases

    My Squidoo pages that get 600-800 visits a week get me about $36/month in ad revenue (increases every month), plus commissions on product sales. Here’s where I talk about the Squidoo commission schedule.

    Comment by kim — August 11, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

  32. Correction to the last comment (my brain was firing too fast for my fingers)

    You get 4.25% commissions on any AMAZON purchases
    Your ebay commissions vary (mine have been 4-5%)

    Comment by kim — August 11, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

  33. Now I realise this isn’t a popular keyword…but the #2 spot…is now ranking on page 4 for “Xango”…which is much more competitive.We’re going to send this around .The blog looks great!Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Bella — August 21, 2011 @ 8:47 pm

  34. Squidoo is a new idea for me. Based on the blog post, Squidoo will be very beneficial for its users. I wonder if there have been users who can prove the benefits given here.

    Comment by aaron jones — October 18, 2011 @ 1:02 am

  35. More and more people are beginning to realize the benefits of having Squidoo lenses. The tasks may seem tedious at first but the benefits one get from incorporating this method sure prove to be very effective.

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